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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Sep 12th 2022
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'capsi-packages', '0.1.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add capsi-packages
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install capsi-packages --version 0.1.0

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capsi/packages — version 0.1.0 Sep 12th 2022


Allow installing packages directly from Hiera

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


With this module, you can create a Hash in your Hiera files to automatically install the corresponding packages in Puppet via the create_resources function.


You just need to include the class in your puppet code or in Hiera if you configured it :

In your Puppet code

include packages

# OR

class { packages:

In Hiera


lookup('classes', { merge => unique, default_value => [] }).include


  - packages


You can change the merge behavior of the lookup, by default, no merge behavior is set and the one set in Hiera is used:

packages::merge_behavior: deep


class { packages:
  merge_behavior => deep,

Once you included the class, you can declare the resources like this:

      ensure: latest
      provider: pip3

You can check the examples/hiera.yaml for a real world examples

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc.

Release 0.1.0

Initial Release